Premier League Treble: Palace to exploit weak Bournemouth defence

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson
Can Roy Hodgson complete the great escape at Crystal Palace?
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There are six 3pm Premier League games for Paul Robinson to choose from this afternoon and he's put together a near 34/1 treble. Here are his selections:

- Back The Draw in Leicester v Newcastle @ 13/5
- Back The Draw in Watford v Burnley @ 11/5
- Back Crystal Palace @ 2/1

The Treble pays approximately 34.56 (34/1)

Leicester to be held at home again

Bet 1: The Draw in Leicester v Newcastle @ 13/5

The Foxes come into the match having won back to back away games in the league, which has enabled them to keep in touch with Burnley, as the pair battle it out for seventh place.

Claude Puel's side have drawn their last three at the King Power though, and the visitors were only Swansea, Stoke and Bournemouth. All three of those matches finished 1-1, and while they have lost just one of their last nine in front of their own fans, their win percentage at home this season is only 40%.

Newcastle have also won their two latest outings - both at St James' and both without conceding a goal. They now have 35 points and have a very healthy gap to the relegation zone.

Rafa Benitez's men did lose their last away game, but that was at Anfield and prior to that it had been one defeat in five on their travels.


All square at Vicarage Road

Bet 2: The Draw in Watford v Burnley @ 11/5

The Hornets conceded a late equalizer against Bournemouth last Saturday to draw 2-2 and while they are 11th in the table, they could still do with one more victory to get to the magic 40 point mark.

It won't be easy this afternoon however as their opponents are in excellent form again. Following a bit of a mid-season blip, Sean Dyche's team have won three on the bounce - two of which were away from Turf Moor.

The hosts are undefeated in five on this ground - three wins and two draws - so I'm not expecting a Burnley victory, but I think it will be a very close-fought affair, and the draw seems like the most likely outcome.


Eagles to soar at Bournemouth

Bet 3: Crystal Palace @ 2/1

We should be in for a real humdinger of a match on the South Coast today as there are usually goals with Bournemouth and Crystal Palace involved, and I have my suspicions that the visitors will get the better of it.

Roy Hodgson's men are in 17th with 30 points, but Southampton would go above them if they won their game in hand. That means that the Eagles could really do with the victory here, and they did win on their latest away trip - 2-0 at Huddersfield.

Bournemouth have lost just one of their last five - a 4-1 defeat by Spurs - and they have won four of their last half dozen on this ground. They are conceding a few too many goals for my liking though, and it's definitely Palace who are in the greater need for the points.

2017/18 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 25pts
Returned: 10.25pts
P/L: - 14.75pts

- 2016/17 P/L = +42.32 pts from 35 pts staked (120.91% ROI)

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